Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Education
Postgraduate Studies in Health Sciences Education The EDU provides an accredited programme for colleagues who teach UCT Health Sciences Students.
Survival Guides for Course Conveners for the 2017 Mini-Semester
At the end of 2017, the Education Development Unit in the DHSE held a session for course conveners to hear how we could support them in 2017, what with the mini-semester and a series of condensed courses lying ahead.
Continuing Professional Development
The EDU offers courses in health professional education that are structured to suit a variety of professionals needs. We provide continuing professional development opportunities for colleagues who teach UCT Health Sciences Students.
Faculty of Health Sciences show and tell
Faculty of Health Sciences TET Talks Lunchtime sessions with short narratives and presentations about “ideas worth sharing. Click for more information.
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TET Talks: Ideas worth sharing
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 - 11:15

In September of 2017, we started hosting regular sessions of twelve-minute talks around the topic of Teaching & Educating using Technology (TET). These conversations, modelled after the famous TED talks, were created as a time and a space for people to share ideas with faculty members during lunchtime breaks once a month.

Changing Times with Technologies - NMC Horizon Reports
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 - 12:45

The NMC Horizon Report identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.”

The Apereo Africa 2018 conference
Tue, 22 May 2018 - 09:00

The Apereo Africa 2018 conference took place in Potchefstroom, South Africa on the 8th and 9th of May. The event was co-hosted by the North-West University (NWU) and OPENCOLLAB and was followed by an entertaining Tsugi workshop with Dr. Chuck on the 10th.

Webinar series: Technology enhanced teaching and learning for health professionals
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 - 17:30

Technology-enhanced teaching and learning is becoming an important part of medical education

Our new webinar series, co-hosted with The International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explores how health professionals around the world are increasingly using digital technologies to prepare for practice, keep their knowledge and skills updated and train others.

Sign up now: Click here to register for these 30-minute webinars, send us your questions (FHS EDU Elearning) and – if you can’t join us on the day – be informed when the webinar recordings and transcripts are available to download.

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Professor Johan Fagan wins prestigious Open Textbook award
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 - 10:45

The Open Education Consortium (OEC) announces Prof Johan Fagan, chairman of the department of Division of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Cape Town, as winner of the Open Textbook award.

Survival Guide for Course Conveners for the 2917 Mini-Semester
Survival Guides for Course Conveners for the 2017 Mini-Semester
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 - 16:45

At the end of 2017, the Education Development Unit in the DHSE held a session for course conveners to hear how we could support them in 2017, what with the mini-semester and a series of condensed courses lying ahead. Based on the needs expressed in that session arranged by Elmi Badenhorst and Busayo Ige, the EDU and the Writing Lab put their heads together to create a series of survival guides for course conveners

Health Sciences Education conference honours winners
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 - 16:30

Innovation won the day at the Faculty’s 8th annual Celebrating Health Sciences Education Conference this year. The Faculty’s creative and inquiring minds shared how they have addressed some vexing educational challenges. The award for the best presentation went to Jaisubash Jayakumar for his paper on “Innovative Strategies for Enhanced Learning of Immunology”. Dr Jayakumar designed a technology based solution that supports students’ learning and combats the negative perceptions that first year students can develop if they struggle while learning immunology for the first time.

Health Sciences Education Conference
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 - 11:45

In celebrating Health Sciences, the Department of Health Sciences Education (DHSE) will be hosting a conference on 04 August 2016, from 08:00 t0 16:30. The focus will be on the past, present and future of Health Sciences Education.


Apereo Africa Conference 2016 sheds new light on opensource projects
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 - 17:00

Vula, UCT's online collaboration and learning environment, is used to support UCT courses as well as other UCT-related groups and communities. The word "Vula" means "open", and refers to the many possibilities provided by Vula, as well as its Open Source origins. Vula is jointly developed with other universities worldwide as part of the Sakai Project. Sakai is one of the software projects being developed and maintained by the Apereo Foundation, an organisation with members drawn from higher education whose mission is to help educational organisations deliver their mission, by developing and sustaining open source software.

EDU head visits Namibia for MEDUNAM project
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 - 17:30

Francois Cilliers recently spent two days in Windhoek working with staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Namibia.

Research Day tackles transformation in Health Sciences Education
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 - 13:30

Hosted by the newly established Department of Health Sciences Education, this year’s 7th Annual Health Research Day was an historic event.  A space to engage with both innovative practice and research being done in the Faculty, the Day tapped in to the on-going discussion spurred by the Rhodes Must Fall movement.
Based on the theme “Rhodes Has Fallen, Now What?” the day-long programme began with a welcome from Deputy Dean Professor Gonda Perez and a keynote address titled Transformation: Issues in Health Sciences Education by Associate Professor Collet Dandara, of the Division of Human Genetics. Read more about the Research Day 2015 here]

EDU launches "techno in teaching" course
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 - 13:15

The Education Development Unit (EDU), in the Faculty of Health Sciences, has launched a new course to assist lecturers with incorporating e-learning tools into their teaching.